Heavy Rainfall: Lagos Urges Residents In Low – Lying Areas To Relocate

Wale Jagun Residents in flood – prone areas were on Tuesday advised by the Lagos State Government to move to other areas because incessant rain is expected between now and September. Some parts of the state have been heavily flooded due to heavy rainfall since last weekend. The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, at a briefing in Alausa, also allayed fears of residents on the continuous heavy downpour being experienced in the past few days, stating that necessary measures are in place to effectively manage the…

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LASG Advocates Proper Usage of Freshwater

Lagos State Government on Sunday called on the people to pay attention to the importance of proper usage of freshwater to ensure its availability and sustainable management for all in the nearest future. According to a press statement signed by the Honourable Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, the World Water Day is celebrated across the world yearly in order to increase the awareness among people about the importance, need and conservation of water with the focus on universal access to Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene…

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LAWMA To Create Hall of Shame For Environmental Offenders

Our Reporter The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) will soon begin a campaign tagged: #HallofFame and #WallofShame, to recognize efforts of individuals whose activities promote environmental cleanliness in the state, while naming and shaming residents who indulge in reckless waste disposal. LAWMA disclosed this following the arrest and sentencing to community service by a mobile court of some persons caught disposing waste in unauthorized locations in the state. The statement reminded residents of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on zero tolerance to traffic and environmental infractions, stressing that ignorance of the…

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Lagos Begins Post Decontamination Of Live Bird Markets To Prevent Bird Flu

Lagos State Government today, began a week-long post-festive season disinfection and decontamination of 26 major live bird markets in the State. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal who disclosed this in Lagos explained that the exercise was a follow-up to the pre-festive season Statewide disinfection and decontamination of 17 major live bird markets across the Lagos State. Lawal noted that exercise is aimed at preventing the spread of avian influenza and other zoonotic diseases that may result from increased demand for live birds during the festive period, as…

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LAWMA Promises Enhancement of PSP Services

The Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, has reiterated the agency’s commitment to improving the waste management services rendered by private sector participants (PSP) through robust government assistance to sustain their businesses. As a sign-post of greater things to come the way of these entrepreneurs, Dr. Gbadegesin presented consolatory cheques to three PSP operators whose compactors got burnt on active duty. Gbadegesin made the presentation during an interactive session with PSP operators at LAWMA Ogudu Zonal facility, noting that the authority would not relent in…

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LASG Charges Residents On Effective Waterfront Protection

Towards creating a sustainable, organised and tourism-friendly environment, the Lagos State Government over the weekend charged residents on the need to ensure effective cleanliness and protection of waterfronts in the State. The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello who gave the charge when he spoke at the 2nd edition of the Lagos Waterfront Clean-Up at the Lagos Ferry Jetty in Mile 2, also challenged the users of waterways and by extension waterfronts to see it as a precious gift of nature and to continuously protect it.…

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Lagos To Clamp Down On Illegal Development

The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development on Thursday held a stakeholders’ workshop on Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Regulations and Building Control Regulations, 2019 to enlighten stakeholders on the provisions of the law and the constitution of a Physical Planning and Building Control Appeals Committee by the State Government. The Physical Planning Permit and Building Control Regulations 2019 was recently passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly while the Physical Planning and Building Control Appeals Committee was approved by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Commissioner for…

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LASG Restates Zero Tolerance For Indiscriminate Waste Disposal

The Lagos State government has reiterated total intolerance of illegal and reckless waste disposal, in unauthorized places. This followed the arrest, preparatory to prosecution of some residents of Aboru in Alimosho, whose wards were recently caught emptying bags of trash in a drainage channel at the front of their home, during a recent heavy downpour, on the instructions of their parents. Speaking on this, the Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, reminded residents of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on zero tolerance to environmental infractions, stressing…

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Lagos Alerts Residents On Rise In Sea Water Level, Flooding Of Low Line Areas

Lagos State Government has alerted residents on the rise of sea water level resulting in the inability of the lagoon to discharge water into the ocean, thereby causing backflow into the drainage channels. According to the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, officials of the state are already working on different measures that would allow easy flow of water in the affected areas. He added that the state Government is also in talks with the officials of the Ogun Osun River Basin Authority which is releasing…

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Flooding: LASG Begins Clearing Of Canals In Ikorodu

Wale JAGUN -Commissioner charges LG Chairmen to ensure continuous drainage desilting After many years of the neglect of canals which have been causing flooding within and around the Ikorodu township, the Lagos State Government, during the week, begun the clearing of the canals to ensure free-flow of water in them. Our reporter sighted a heavy duty machine, belonging to the Lagos State Public Works, clearing  the canal beside Abel Abu house at Ota-Ona. It was gathered that the desilting of the canals commenced from the Alagbafo river (Odo Alagbafo which…

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